Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summertime ...and the livin' is lazy ,um EZ !

We are back from Seaside in Florida!

after a crazy/busy summer filled with swim practice every morning(wee petal) and rehearsals and shows(crooked halo)everyday........

Lolling about on the beach was a welcome respite.

....and good thing too...we returned home(in Dallas Texas!!!) to a broken air conditioner.

Good thing we love fudgsicles ...and our new modern ceiling fans!
Thankfully as of 3 hours ago the air is back on.
...but All that 80+ indoor temp makes a person a bit crazy and lazy.

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Nothing to do but veg out to Japanese paperdoll sites all day...
Poupee Girl...

...and Funny Girl on the TCM channel!

What I CANNOT wait for is the return of Project Runway!
Did you know the gorgeous Etsian Louise Black is a contestant? Gosh I hope the show loses nothing in the move,I forced myself to watch The Fashion Show....but was not in love,despite a few clever challenges.

....and now a challenge for you.......

....any ideas for non-traditional art on this very white and very tall expanse of fireplace realestate?
I am open to specific artist suggestions or non traditional large,sculptural,stand-in "art",a crazy chain link fence gate perhaps on either side?....nah!
Seriously, I am needing inspiration!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Vintage Dentist Table and Cinderella

So I am having some challenges decorating the new Pagoda.
I must keep it clean and chic,but I must also insert my witty winks(why yes that is a memory stick dangling from my groovy turntable!).

How about a vintage dentist table on wheels as a lamp stand?

At under 30 bux I felt it was a pretty decent deal.Unfortunately the rust was a bit of a buzz kill.

I am sure there are those of you who adore a weathered patina,but its just not my bag.

Who knew all that was needed was a few strips of sand paper and a whole LOT of elbow grease? Bet I burned through a few calories on that project.Ofcourse now I need a manicure.

....and here is lovely Crooked Halo learning to be a proper Disney Princess.

....and Mommy 15 yrs prior doing the NOT so Disney version.This weekend is Les Mis!

Here is a sneak peek on whats up next on the decorating To do list. It has been fun finding new pieces to eclecticize the new pad!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

NYC and back again!

Hellooooooooo out there!!!!! there....there....there...

The echoes of her neglected blog were almost deafening.

So heres the dealio.......I want to blog and share ideas ....but I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO busy!!!! The little Petal is on swimteam,Crooked Halo is in 2(thats right, count them T-W-O )shows!,I gotta travlin' hubs ,AND a new house to settle in to!
I am like the subject of an Oprah show about women spread too thin!
NYC was a pretty fabby pace to spend a 13th birthday....thats right,It has happened I live with a teen-ager!
We saw Hair(natch) ,and what I consider to be the best new musical in ages...Next to Normal!
Both shows exceeding my expectations!

It was a whirlwind trip...but we did manage to squeeze in a trip to Kinokuniya,my fave Japanese book store!

I bought The Wee Petal a few boxes of Re-Ments.

We stopped off in the cafe.......
....for a green tea frappe.
The store is beautiful ,especially with this mural by menga artist Takehiko Inoue,as you come up the escalator!

I grabbed a Japanese Dolly mag for my sis and scanned a few pages for your viewing pleasure! I want both of these dolly outfits for myself!
Maybe even this Blythe look! Someday ,I believe I will go crazy on Blythe ,but not today!
I have always had a thing for pose dolls and have thrifted myself a few!
It never occured to me to re-dress them....hmmmm.....

Now on June 11th didn't I just say I would be back to fill you in later in the week?
Long week huh?
So this weekend Ruby plays Cinderella in Cinderella(just like mommy did 15 yrs ago),and a couple of weekends after that she plays Eponine in Les Miz!!!!
Hows your busy summer.....????????

....oh ......and happy 4th,if I come back soon and ask(read beg) for decorating inspiration help ,will you be there? This new Pagoda is a much larger canvas to paint on!


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